29 September 2013, by gj
“There is a place in your heart you didn’t know existed, until you become a grandparent.”
A few of my friends who have had this wonderful experience shared sentiments like this with us when we found out our daughter and son-in-law were expecting.
After just 9 fast months his grip on our hearts has only become stronger, and we look forward to every moment, every smile, with him.
In fact, we hope this to be the first post of a series of many moments in the garden with Sprout.
Moments we were not sure would ever happen.
You see, our daughter has a non-uncommon condition known as PCOS. Without going into great detail, suffice it to say that it makes it difficult, if not impossible to become pregnant.
She tried the ‘Octo-Mom drug’ as she humorously referred to it, but it was a no-go.
Things were not looking too good.
“Try losing weight” I suggested, knowing full well that this condition also makes that a very difficult thing to do.
She worked hard and did lose a lot of weight, but still it was not helping.
Then almost out of nowhere, she got the news.
“I’ve got a creature!” she announced; she’s too funny.
I was driving at the time, and could not wait until the next exit so I could pull over and take in the moment.
There were more pregnancy issues, finally ending in bed rest the last few months.
The labor was nasty too, but that doesn’t matter anymore.
Out the beautiful boy finally came, albeit late, and weighing in at over 9 lbs.
“He’s huge!” the Doctor commented.
“He’s gorgeous!” was what I saw.
He is currently entered into a contest where he could win a photo shoot by the same photographer than was at their wedding. How appropriate.
At the moment he is in the lead, but that could change at any moment. There are only 9 days left, so if you would like to lend your support, you need only click this link, scroll down just a bit then click ‘vote’.
You do not need to register, ‘Like’ or do anything else.
Smartphones, ipads, ipods, nooks, crannies and other such devices can vote multiple times. Thanks for your help!
In the meantime we are looking forward to next spring, when Sprout will be 1 1/2, and old enough to do some real gardening.
We are also hoping for the best, you see- they are going to try for miracle #2.